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A Guide: On Insecurity within the Premier University and the Culturing Of Student Unionism

“When there is peace in the country, the chief does not carry a shield. “ – African proverb

With all honesty, I had like to discuss a very sensitive issue, but I would not like to raise the dusty issue with my heavy tread on it. However, there are some significant lessons I would like us to take note, particularly, as students of “the first and the best school”, which is also probably the best in sounding a warning and seemingly  threatening note to student on the fear of Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC)  is the beginning of wisdom. Like I have resolved, after several considerations, on not desiring any stain on my pure linen, but to keep the dust on the ground where it belongs; indeed, it is no doubt I strongly acknowledge the resounding warning note of the school management.

Before I dwell on the subject of this piece, permit me to walk you down the memory lane to see how the beginning was and how much we have regarded with levity the strife-full stories we were told of our fore fathers, who treaded this same land and were unjustly dealt with, possibly, more than we are being treated today.

The University of Ibadan, as we have always known her to be a model for other Nigerian varsities, pioneered Student Unionism with Kunle Adepeju, who lost his life to a worthy cause but an unjust atmosphere, as the pioneer president. There are painful memories that still remind us of how numerous Nigerian students’ lives were lost during agitations to uphold the one voice aimed to project, promote, and defend the welfare of tertiary students. It still sticks like a glue on our memory the precious lives offered for the sustenance of sanity of Nigerian academic communities in order to engender students welfare.

Nevertheless, today, just as the University of Ibadan, some other Nigerian universities have proscribed the united voice (student union)  that took us hitherto, though not without lugging us along with strike actions and irregular academic calendar. Here we are still suffering from the unjust inattention given to the welfare of Nigerian tertiary students. We still suffer from consistent insecurity, among other unattended problems that terribly affect the students’ welfare. I still find it hard to fathom the recent armed robbery case at the University of Ibadan Obafemi Awolowo Hall of Residence, which still remains a traumatic experience for the residents of the female Hall. Because this is the University of Ibadan we know, and not the standard she professes, within me, I could not but ask how secure are students of the institution, even though they are harboured within the perimeter of a model tertiary institution?

Most parents prefer their ward to reside in hostels and quarters on campus, not because it is absolutely conducive for living, but to keep them from the cold hands of insecurity. But, to the astonishment of the wards and their parents, the University of Ibadan cannot even be spared from the hungry wolves, which lurk around the school premises to devour the safety of students on campus like “a mere case of stolen gadgets and injured victims; after all, they were not raped.” May I draw the attention of Nigerians to the fact that, the recent incident at Awo Hall is not first in many years, but a regular occurrence and an annual tradition consistent with the Hall for about four years as cried out by the residents.

The recent Awo Hall incident is among the few cases in the University of Ibadan that sounds the jingle of insecurity near and far. There are many other unheard incidences, which have become a norm and an unscented fart in the victims’ vests. About two weeks ago, a couple of thieves were apprehended in Kenneth Mellanby Hall of Residence, University of Ibadan. This apprehension was not by the unavailable security measures of the University in the Hall, but by the Hall residents, students who have, compulsorily, in place of their primary duty of either reading or sleeping soundly in their rooms, taken it upon themselves to stand on watch in the night. In fact, permit to say it was a fortunate night, because many nights have gone with phones, laptops and tablets of students recurrently.

To top the insecure state of halls of residence all, the key that opens a supposed door lock can open many other rooms’ locks with the same key pattern. Though it sounds ridiculous, but not to students of University of Ibadan, who has heard or once lived, about four years ago till date,  in one of the rooms with this bad locks. It is quite funny that when those kind of locks spoil, they are replaced with the same kind.

Also, according to some reports, anywhere but some palace is hardly safe on University of Ibadan campus. Even, quarters are as porous as Halls of Residence in the University of Ibadan as “some quarters at Parry road were also robbed” on last week Friday night, following the armed robbery incidence at Awo Hall. Furthermore, about three weeks ago in some quarters, there were also two robbery cases, one in Amina way, the other in a boys’ quarters around St Anne’s. These and others, unknown, are the cases of insecurity in Hall of Residence and quarters that the University community have been handling with great care but little effort.  

In spite of this vulnerable and unfair atmosphere of insecurity, which is poisonous to students welfare, our voice is almost all gone with the proscription of Student Union since 2017, when students last cried out their distress. Nonetheless, for posterity sake, let us make the most of the painful past and pick from its wildness the significance of not looking where we fell but where we slipped. It is no fallacy that “it is for human to err.” Thus, let us, both students and the management, overlook our failure, but not without giving due concern to the causes of it for the sake of rethinking our stance to permit peace and comfort to reign.

Hence, with the event that led to the suspension of Student Union in the University of Ibadan, many lessons have become so glaring to learn from the Nigerian education system and the country herself that I would like to point out a few of them to us here. It is so unfortunate that we are always at the receiving end of ours and that of the school management’s actions and inactions. It is quite disheartening that the undoings of the Nigeria education system has forcefully drag our unwilling horses to drink from the rivers of silence for too long. All this while, agitation has alighted us in a fruitless land of nowhere; whereas, diligence is all that is required to be due for a fruitful labor that makes “the labor of our heroes past to never be in vain.”

First, we all need to be enlightened on the fact that daring to beat a system that controls us is like a miser, who saves for those who will bury him. In other word, in Nigeria, it is rare and possibly impossible to beat a system that controls us, yet, some of us still hope we will one day control this unruly system without beating it first. Do we still wonder how undoings persist in the Nigeria system? Then, may I make bold to say that we have played too long into the manipulative, unfavourable and unruly hands of the system, whose expectations we have, unfortunately, being living up to. This is the first fact, a basic lesson Nigerian student leaders that desire to engender change in their community should reckon.

Remember you can only beat a system under your auspice, which you can control and tell what decision would count for you. Indeed, this explains the wisdom in Kunle Adebajo’s word, when he stated in an interview on TELL! that one of the reasons he does not live for expectations, even though many think he lived up to them, is “the fear of expectation.” According to him, “I do not want to reach a stage where people will force me to the pen and I have to wield it not as one wields a sword but as one carries a cross.”

It is no doubt that all because we have failed not to live up to the management expectation as Student Union, we are presently carrying the cross of proscription of the Union. According to the third of  the forty-eight laws of power, “keep people off-balance by guiding them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.” Student leaders, wise up and step up your game in fighting  back for our united voice.

Even though,  our collective voice, which was heard about two years ago has been silenced and relegated to, possibly, an unheard voice; maintaining our sanity, amidst all odds as a model varsity students, makes us stand out. Hence, the diplomacy culture of our student leaders and the management will keep the sanity of our Union. Diplomacy, which births and promotes dialogue between both parties of a conflict, is symbolic of seeing each tree in a forest having its place when viewed from the interior, unlike when viewed as a densed forest from the exterior. That is, the closer we look, the more we see; the farther we look, the less we see. Dialogue brings conflicting sides more nearer to see amicability than they could from a far. Thus, dialogue is a tool to enhance  understanding between conflicting sides. It is important we note that if both sides of a conflict are submissive to dialogue, it helps to fairly manage and resolve divergent views on an issue.

In conclusion, although, it might sound untrue and funny to say conflict engenders peace, but it is apparently true if known causes of conflict are avoided. To further the welfare and Union of Students in Nigerian tertiary institution, diplomatic culture and dialogue should be embraced by the students and the school management. Be reminded of the African proverb that says: “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build dam.” Build relevance for sustenance! To whom it may concern, henceforth, let us displace our misplaced priorities to set ourselves on the right course; students welfare is priority.

Kehinde Amusan is a campus journalist of the University of Ibadan. He can be reached via pekaamusan@gmail.com

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Aggrieved UTME candidates demand fresh exams from JAMB

More than 100 disgruntled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have demanded that a fresh UTME be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for them.

The candidates, who claimed that they could not take the 2019 examination because of biometric and electricity failures, gave this demand in separate interviews with our correspondent in Abuja.

This is just as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission said it would look into the candidates’ grievances and the alleged lapses of JAMB in the 2019 UTME, which included giving the candidates scores in papers they were not able to write.

One of the candidates, Halimat Shuaibu, said the JAMB biometric machine malfunctioned at her Computer-Based Test Centre in Wuse Zone 4 and she could not have her fingerprints captured to do the examination.

She said, “The invigilator asked me and other affected candidates to fill an incident form which he promised to take to the JAMB headquarters for action but nothing happened. The examination was supposed to be rescheduled for me and I was told to expect a text message. But nothing came.

“When it was time to print the results, it said I was absent from the examination hall. But it was not my fault. The board should give us an opportunity to go and resit our examination.”

Another candidate, Aminu Basha, said, “In my CBT centre, 81 of us were affected. We were the first set of candidates scheduled for 7am on April 11. But the exam started after 9am.

“Just minutes into the test, some candidates’ laptops had technical issues and the officials at the centre could not handle the faults. I was affected too. I was able to take only two papers. Clearly I did not do Physics. I did only English and Biology. I did not do Chemistry. But when the results were out, about 81 of us got 19 in Physics.

“This same result cannot be a coincidence. There was a problem and JAMB must allow us to take our examination properly.”

One of the candidates’ parents, identified only as Hassan, said, “If JAMB is doubting that these kids are telling lies, what about the supervisors at the centres? Are they also telling lies? What about the Closed Circuit Television? Did they capture the candidates taking the examination? So please let JAMB find a way of capturing their data and allow them to do the exams.”

The ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, while addressing the JAMB issue on Human Rights Radio on Friday, in an interview monitored by our correspondent, said, “As a mother, it is very painful to me. The ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, is going to take action on this matter. This is a crisis that we have to address. We have to find a lasting solution for these children. The issue of JAMB giving marks to those who did not do the examination would be looked into.”

The JAMB Head of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with our correspondent, said, “As it stands now, the policy of the board is that no biometrics, no examination. We don’t have any window of conducting examinations besides biometrics. That is our policy.”

Meanwhile a top official of JAMB, on condition of anonymity, added, “Go and read normalisation under measurements in conducting an examination. What normalization means is that in a national examination like the one we did and anywhere in the world, when you do the examination, for every candidate that has attempted a subject, there is an average score. That explains the 19 score given to 81 of them.”

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How to apply for attestation of WASSCE result

WASSCE Result – If you have lost your West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination result, don’t panic, you can still get a replacement from the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)

In 2015, WAEC introduced ”Attestation of Results” that can be obtained on request for people who can’t find their original WASSCE result.

And according to the council, the attestation of result can be used to replace the lost result/certificate.

If you can’t find your SSCE result or certificate again, here is all you need to do to get a replacement from WAEC.

1. Write a Letter of Application requesting an Attestation of Result.

2. Get a police report on lost or damaged certificate

3. Get the Photocopy of lost or damaged certificate

4. Two recent passport-sized photos of the candidate

5. Sworn Affidavit for the collection of Attestation of Result

6. Pay an administrative fee of N20,000.

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DEAR FRESHERS: 6 things to take note of – GANIU BOLAJI

I welcome all newly admitted students into this great citadel of learning.

Dear freshers, your journey into this noble institution is not a mistake either a coincidence because you paid the ‘acceptance fee’.

If you don’t know that ‘failure is not an option because he who fails to plan, plan to fail’ and for you to succeed on campus you must take note of the following:

1. LECTURES: your primary assignment on campus is to learn and learning goes beyond the four walls of a classroom. So endeavor not to miss any of your classes irrespective of the courses/lecturers. Don’t listen to those that usually say ‘not all lectures are important’ because you must pass all your registered courses before you can graduate!

Continuous assessment or impromptu test can be conducted at any time. Don’t forget that attendance is also taken in lecture room/hall likewise assignment can also be given and submitted there any time.

2. TIME: someone once said that our greatest enemy is ‘time’ because any time wasted can never be regained.
You have freedom now to do anything at your own convenient time but don’t forget your freedom can lead to your doom.

Always be conscious of how you spend time, where you spend your time, whom you’re spending your time with and on what purpose? Try to justify these questions on a daily basis.

3. EXAMS: a slang says ‘school sweet but na exams spoil am’ (pidgin).
Don’t forget that as a new student you have a golden opportunity to start your academic excellence with first class; if you prepare, study and pray there’s nothing that can stop you to succeed in all your courses at once without any carry-over.

So, for you to excel in your examination you must ‘make hay while sunshine’.

4. FRIENDS: ‘Bad company corrupt good manners’ be careful of those you associate with.
Don’t forget that you’re from different family background and your goal on campus is different. It’s not everyone you can call your pal.
Remember that it’s not all of you that will be matriculated together will graduate together!

5. LIFESTYLE: ‘Your attitude determine your altitude’ if you’re not careful the way you want to live your life on campus you may go astray.
The predators are everywhere; especially for the ladies many will come to you for one reason or the other, look before you leap!
Please don’t get carried away with materials because nothing last forever. There are many distractions on campus, you must be contented and stay focus to pursuit your academic excellence.

6. IRREGULARITY: you must abide by the school rules and regulations.
There are many abnormal behaviors among students on campus, you must not engage in social vices which can destroy your life and also terminate your studentship on Campus such as: Cultism, Examination-Malpractices, Stealing, Thuggery, Hooligalism, Prostitution, Drug-Abuse, Smoking etc.

Lastly, Dear freshers remember the child of whom you are while on campus, don’t forget the condition of your parents and how you left home.

Written by: SHODEHINDE GANIU BOLAJI (#ganiubolaji)

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5 times you should never feel guilty for skipping class

Skipping Class – If skipping classes is not a thing you enjoy doing as an undergraduate, you’ll most likely feel bad when you unintentionally skip one.

When this happens, you really don’t have to shame yourself or feel so guilty to the point that you begin to feel you’re the laziest student in the world.

If you skip a class as a result of any of the following reasons, please don’t get upset with yourself.

1. When you use the lecture time for an important assignment

5 times you should never feel guilty for skipping class
A student in the library  (Students)

There’s always that assignment that is so important that you can’t afford to ignore it. If a lecture time coincides with the time for the assignment, don’t feel bad if you skip class for such an assignment.

2. When the lecture is a waste of time

Yea, some lecturers can be very lazy to come to class at the appropriate time,  and when they do come they’ll come and sell books, give you handouts and end up teaching you nothing. Missing such a class shouldn’t upset you.

3. When you have a side hustle that pays your bills

5 ways to make extra cash on campus
You can make money as a graphic designer on campus  (Studentsworldonline)

Your primary purpose of being a university is to make chase your academic dreams and make fine grades, right? Yes, you also need to make money as an undergrad. So, if a lecture disturbs a side hustle that pays your school fee, you may have to consider the side business and ignore the class but hey, don’t make it a habit.

4. When you’re not fine

When you miss a class because of health issues, don’t ever get bitter or get angry with yourself. Your well-being is more important. Even if your lecturer is aware of your state of health, he won’t advise you attend his/her class.

5. When you have a school engagement

5 times you should never feel guilty for skipping class
UNILORIN champions who won the maiden Genesis Debate tournament  (Naijaloaded)

If you’re a member of the school debate team, football team or music band and you miss a class or test while representing your school in a competition, don’t let it disturb you emotionally. Talk to the course lecturer about it and see if you have a chance to write your own test.

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How SUG can help actualise a better Nigeria come 2019

SUG – A Government is believed to be a body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization and as well advance all necessary social amenities for the betterment of the people.

The Students Union Government (SUG) was established in several tertiary institutions to see the welfare of Students, ensuring unity, orderliness and promote a cordial relationship between students, School Authorities, Local, State and Federal Government, thereby bringing about effective representation, especially in developing countries like Nigeria.

In a democratic state like Nigeria, it has been a heavy load on the Student Union Leaders to be at the forefront of promoting and protecting the interest of its members (Students). Most SUG has lost the essence and objectives of it’s establishment as “MANY” have been hijacked by the University Management, State or Federal Government.

Students Union which was more or less a Pressure group was geared at Promoting good Governance in all levels of Government, defending and agitating for Justice thereby bringing about a positive Transformation in the society.

The Responsibilities of Students Union Leaders goes beyond the title (Hon. Comr. and Barr/Justice) attached to their names and goes beyond the fame and benefits they get. It is a call to Service which every level of Dedication, Accountability and Transparency is required and must be pursued with every form of integrity and honesty for effective representation.

Today, Students Unionism in the most institution have been laid to rest. Fear, Greed and act of embezzlement have become a character trait most Students Leaders posse and this does not just affect the institution but the nation at large.

Students Leaders now go after Politicians seeking for Favour as well as material resources even when such Politician isn’t fit to lead. They wear clothing made with sentiment and wash away Truth. Inviting Politicians to your school for Campaign purposes geared towards enriching your pockets and to the detriment of the masses isn’t the True Spirit of Leadership.

Most Politicians today haven understood that Students Leaders, as well as Students, can easily be bought over have cast their nets of deceit on several institutions thereby lobbying them to inform of presents just to secure support from them.

Most Students, as well as Students Leaders, have chosen to accept the glorified offer of today and mortgage the next 4 years.

Nigeria has 162 Universities of which 44 are Federal, 47 State and 75 Private Universities (NUC, 2017). According to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Nigeria has 50 Federal, 43 State and 46 Private Polytechnics and Monotechnics.

Also,  35 Federal, 30 State and 6 College of Agriculture and Health and other Technical Colleges, Vocational Enterprise Institutions and Innovative Enterprise Institution situated all over the country.

All these Institutions have Youths majorly as her students in which majority of the students also are above 18 years thereby making them eligible to vote.

According to the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (2018), about 15,875,252 Students within age 18 and 22 are currently studying in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions. This constitute over 35% of the total number of Youths in Nigeria.

Analyzing 2015 Presidential Election Results as was announced by Professor Attahiru Jega, the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which goes thus:

AA: 22,125, ACPN: 40,311 AD: 30,673 ADC: 29,666 APA: 53,537APC: 15,424,921 CPP: 36,300HOPE: 7,435 KOWA: 13,076 NCP: 24,455 PDP: 12,853,162 PPM:24,475 UDP: 9,208 UPP:18,220

Accredited Voters: 31,756,490

Total Valid Votes: 28,587,564

Rejected Votes: 844, 519

Total: 29,432,083

Total Number of Votes: 28,280,083

Goodluck Jonathan: 12,853,162 votes

Muhammadu Buhari: 15,426,921votes

(Source: Pulse .ng)

We discovered that PMB won with 15,426,921 votes which is less than the total number of students studying in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

If Students Union Leaders could organise their fellow students in their respective institutions and sensitive them on the need to get their voters card as well as voting rightly without any form of sentiment and biases, Nigeria 2019 will be a better one.

My Recommendations:

– Restoration of True Students Unionism in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions.

– INEC Voters Card Registration Center should be situated in Every tertiary institution.

– Every Tertiary Institution should have a polling unit(s).

– Every Student in the tertiary institution should have a Voters Card.

– INEC should organize purposeful and none political seminars and symposiums in all tertiary institution to educate students on the need to Participate actively in Electoral Processes.

– Students Leaders should always stand firm for truth and Justice. Say YES to Good Governance and reject every form of the lobby to entice and attract political favour.

– Students should actively participate in Electoral Processes.

If all these are done and duly followed, then  Nigerians will owe Students appreciation for Redeeming our Country come 2019.

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3 reasons many students find Mathematics difficult

As a student, you might have at one point or the other consider Mathematics to be a problem in your academic life.

Many students lose interest in this subject for many reasons.

According to Professor Yewande Olubummo, the daughter of the first Mathematician in Nigeria, late Professor Adegoke Olubummo, a lot of people find math difficult because they didn’t have good teachers.

However, apart from mathematics teacher making it difficult for students to like the subject because he/she is not very good at teaching the subject, here are three reasons students may dislike the subject.

1. It can’t be committed to memory

5 reasons mathematics is your biggest nightmare
How do you commit this to memory? (Science)

Mathematics is not like Literature in English or Biology that talks about stories and define concepts respectively. Instead, it deals with numbers that can’t be committed to memory.

You just have to thoroughly understand it and get your answers right for any given equation or word problem. If you can’t do this, you’ll hate it.

2. They find it boring

5 reasons mathematics is your biggest nightmare
A lots of people hate mathematics at High School

Except a school has a teacher that entertains the class with relevant examples and brilliant analogies, students hardly enjoy mathematics class.

Some topics in mathematics make the class atmosphere gloomy, when the calculations and X finding moments reach its peak.

The students get lost in a sea of numbers colliding into one another in the hand of the teacher. And his effort to make them understand the topic makes him more to appear to be talking to himself because the subject is dull and unexciting to the bulk of the students.

3. Fear of humiliation

3 reasons many students find Mathematics difficult
Many students lose interest in this subject for many reasons (Deviant Art)

This is another major reason many students dislike this subject. There is no middle ground in mathematics, it is either you get it right or wrong and some students nurse the fear of not getting the right answer when given a classwork.

Such students often hide under the narrative that maths is boring and difficult to protect their lack of interest in the subject.

Mathematics

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6 Reasons Nigerian Students should visit Ghana

Nigerian Students – The West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria have an ongoing rivalry between them akin to that of siblings. From football to politics, to entertainment, citizens of each country always want to demonstrate their superiority over the other, howbeit not in a hateful or biased manner.

It is always more bants than facts. There have been several episodes, of ‘social media wars’ or ‘Twitter Fights’ between citizens of both countries that leaves us all clutching our stomach with laughter. Through it all though, it is obvious that it is all love and sport.

In this post, we attempt to give reasons why Nigerians, despite the rivalry with their Ghanian counterparts, should visit the Gold Coast. Just like Nigeria, Ghana is rich in history, mineral resources, culture, tradition and places of interest to see and visit.

Many Nigerians do not even know that in Ghana you have Hausa and Fulani speaking people like there are in Nigeria.

Cousins

Ghanaians are like cousins to Nigerians. Visiting Ghana for a Nigerian is like visiting your cousins for holiday. There are lots you share in common, but somehow you all still do things differently. Case in point, the Jollof. When Nigerians visit Ghana there is an air of familiarity about the place, some lingo and slangs are commonly used, but their pidgin is still very confusing.

Food

Shitor. Banku. Waakye. Jollof. The list is endless really. Ghanian cuisine can be a joy to experience and even though the eternal battle over whose Jollof is better still rages on, no Nigerian should visit Ghana without tasting the Jollof. Ghanaian food is actually so popular in Nigeria that there are bukas and restaurants in Lagos dedicated to selling just Ghanaian meals. The most popular among them is Ghana High.

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale is Ghana’s biggest music sensation at the moment. And only recently he has had a war of words with Nigerian pop artists on social media. As long as you are not one to take these things too seriously, visiting Ghana to see a Shatta Wale show should be on your list of things to do, at least that way you can see what the hype is about yourself and tell if he is as great as he says he really is.

Beaches

Ghana is blessed with such an impressive stretch of beach line. If you are tired of the Elegushi and Oniru beaches of Lagos, switch it up by exploring the coastline of Labadi and Kobrobite. If you are enthusiastic about wildlife, visit the Cocoloco beach where you would find turtles and a large number of river birds. Beach Resorts in Ghana are beautiful and spending a night or more in one of them would greatly enrich your Ghana experience. Hospitality in Ghana is amazing with big establishments and Accra hotels offering top-notch service to travellers.

Charle Wote

We have Calabar Carnival. They have Charle Wote. This annual street cum art festival does get bigger and better every year with amazing exhibitions, musical performances, art installations, food,  merchandise vendors as well as live music and dance that goes on well into the night. For anyone who enjoys having a good time, when in Ghana, Charle Wote is a must attend.

Nigerian Community

There is a perpetually growing Nigerian community in Ghana and visiting Ghana would definitely feel like home. It won’t be long before you notice the familiar accent of a Nigerian, no matter where he is from back home and quickly tags them as your brother or your sister. Especially in Ghanian Universities where many Nigerians turn to as an alternative to schooling in Europe or right here at home.

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List of Federal Polytechnic in Nigeria

Federal Polytechnic – Yaba College of Technology, widely known as YABATECH is the first polytechnic in Nigeria.

The institution was established in 1934 as Yaba Higher College. 13 years after, precisely in 1947, it was restructured to become Yaba Technical Institute.

However, since the establishment of YABATECH, the Federal Government has created more polytechnics. Almost all states have an institution of higher education offering courses at degree level or below, especially in vocational subjects.

Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State (Hotels)

Here are the 28 Federal Government owned polytechnics in Nigeria.

1. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, P.M.B 1007, Afikpo, Ebonyi State.

2. Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State.

3. Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

4. Federal Polytechnic Bali, Taraba State.

5. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, P.M. B 231, Bauchi State.

6. Federal Polytechnic Bida, P.M.B 55, Niger State.

7. Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, P.M.B 1006, Yobe State.

8. Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State.

9. Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State

10. Federal Polytechnic Idah P.M.B 1035, Kogi State.

11. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, P.M.B 50, Ogun State.

12. Federal Polytechnic Ile-Oluji, Ondo State

13. Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, P.M.B, 1012, Zamfara State.

14. Federal Polytechnic Mubi, PMB 35 Mubi, Adamawa State.

15. Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, P.M.B. 01 Nasarawa State.

16. Federal Polytechnic Nekede, P.M.B 1036, Owerri, Imo State.

17. Federal Polytechnic Offa, P.M.B 420, Kwara State.

18. Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State.

19.Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas Bonny, Rivers State

20. Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom State

21. Hussaini Adamu Federa Polytechnic, P.M.B 5004, Kazaure Jigawa State.

22. Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.

23. National Institute of Construction Technology Uromi

24. Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1034, Birnin Kebbi.

25. Yaba College of Technology, P.M.B. 2011, Yaba, Lagos State.

26. Airforce Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna

27. Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES) Makurdi

28. Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun

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List of Private Universities in Nigeria

The first set of private universities in Nigeria emerged in 1999  and 19 years after, the country has got over 70 private tertiary institutions with more springing up.

Here are some of the most expensive universities in Nigeria and their year of establishment.

1. Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State 2011

2. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos 2016

3. Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State 2017

4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State 2009African

5. University of Science & Technology, Abuja 2007

6. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo 2005

7. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin 2005

8. Al-Qalam University, Katsina 2005

9. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos 2016

10. American University of Nigeria, Yola 2003

11. Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos 2016

12. Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River 2016

13. Atiba University, Oyo State 2017

14. Augustine, University, Ilara, Lagos State 2015

15. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo 1999

16. Baze University, Abuja 2011

17. Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State 2005

18. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 2002

19. Bingham University, AutaBalefi, Karu, Nasarawa State 2005

20. Bowen University, Iwo 2001

21. Caleb University, Lagos 2007

22. Caritas University, Amorji-Nke, Enugu 2005

23. Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State 2015

24, Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State 2015

25, Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia 2016

26. Coal City University, Enugu 2016

27. Covenant University, Ota 2002

28. Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State 2005

29. Crescent University, Abeokuta 2005

30. Crown Hill University, Kwara 2016

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31. Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo 2016.

32. Edwin Clark University, University, Kiagbodo, Delta State 2015

33. Elizade University, Ilara- Mokin, Ondo State 2012

34, Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State 2012

35. Fountain University, Osogbo 2007

37. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu- Nike, Enugu State 2009

38. Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State 2012

39. Hallmark University, Ijebu Itele, Ogun State 2015

40. Hezekiah University, Umudi, Imo State 2015

41. Igbinedion University, Okada 1999

42. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji Osun State 2006

43. Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State 2015

44, Kola Daisy University, also in Ibadan 2016

45. Kwararafa University, Wukari (formerly Wukari Jubilee University) 2005

46. Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State 2011

47. Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State 200

48. Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State 2016

49. Madonna University, Okija 1999

50. McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo, Ogun State 2012

51. Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Owhrode, Delta State 2015

52. Mountain Top University, Ogun State 2015

53. Nigerian Turkish Nile, University, Abuja 2009

54. Novena University, Ogume, Delta State 2005

55. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Osun State 2009

56. Obong University, Obong Ntak 2007

57. Pamo University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt Rivers State 2017

58. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos 2002

59. Paul University, Awka, Anambra State 2009

60. Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan Oyo State 2017

61. Redeemers University, Mowe, Ogun State 2005

62. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa, Rivers State 2009

63. Renaissance University, Enugu 2005

64. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State 2015

65. Salem University, Lokoja 2007

66. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State 20

67. Skyline University

68. Southwestern University, Okun Owa, Ogun State 2012.

69. Spiritan  University, Nneochi Abia State 2017

70. Summit University, Offa, Kwara State 2015

71. Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State 2007

72. The Achievers University, Owo 2007

73. University of Mkar, Mkar 2005

74. Veritas University, Abuja 2007

75. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa, Edo State 2009

76. Wesley University of Science & Technology, Ondo 2007

77. Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State 2007